Display a dashboard tile or report visual in focus mode

What is focus mode?

Focus mode lets you expand (pop out) content to see more detail. While in focus mode, you can view and modify filters that were applied when this visual was created. In Power BI service you can use focus mode on a dashboard tile or report visual and in Power BI Desktop you can use focus mode on a report visual.

Note

Focus is different from full screen mode.

Focus mode for dashboard tiles

  1. Hover over the tile visualization, select the ellipses (...) and choose Open in focus mode.

    ellipses menu for tile.

  2. The tile opens and fills the entire report canvas.

    tile fills report canvas

  3. Expand the Filters pane to see all filters applied to this visual.

    focus mode with Filters pane

  4. Explore further by modifying the filters and, if you discover something interesting, pin the visual to a dashboard.

  5. Leave focus mode and return to the dashboard by selecting < Exit focus mode (in the top left corner of the visual).

    leave focus mode

Focus mode for report visualizations

  1. Hover over the report visualization and select the focus mode icon focus mode icon.

    focus icon displays on tile

  2. The visualization opens and fills the entire canvas.

    visual in focus mode

  3. Expand the Filters pane to see all filters applied to this visual.

    focus mode with Filters screen

  4. Explore further by modifying the filters and, if you discover something interesting, pin the visual to a dashboard.

  5. Leave focus mode and return to the report by selecting Back to report (in the top left corner of the visual).

    leave focus mode

Go from focus mode to full screen mode

Once in focus mode, the tile or visual can then be viewed in full screen (TV mode.) Full screen mode displays without the distraction of menus and navigation buttons.

Considerations and troubleshooting

  • When using focus mode with a visualization in a report, you'll be able to view and modify all filters: Visual level, Page level, Drillthrough, and Report level.
  • When using focus mode with a visualization on a dashboard, you'll be able to view and modify only the Visual level filter.

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